NVIDIA adds two new gaming GPUs to their lineup of NVIDIA-Pascal based GPUs: the GeForce GTX 1050, starting at US$109, and the GTX 1050 Ti, starting at US$139. Built on the same platform as the most advanced GPUs, these new GPUs are the gamer’s choice because (1) PC gaming is thriving, (2) eSports are getting big, and (3) modern games require modern performance.
PC is the still “the” gaming platform
PC gaming thrives because it’s open, highly dynamic, and more PC game titles are released on the PC compared to other platforms. The genres cover a lot of ground, from first-person shooters to massive online battle areas, from top strategy games to simulation games.
eSports are getting more popular, the prize pools are increasing, and more people are noticing this trend
eSports enjoyed an almost 300 million viewership in 2016 alone, and this momentum jumpstarts an increase of the prize pools, which in turn attract the best players in the world. Case in point, the $20 million prize pool for the latest DOTA 2 International is easily twice that of both the Cricket World Cup 2016 and the 2016 Masters Golf tournament. New games like Overwatch, which drew 77 million viewers in its first two months, drive more people to the PC, which in turn lead them to watching eSports and playing PC games.
The latest games need more performance
If you purchased a GPU three or four years ago, and with it you could play the newest games back then, you won’t be able to now. The GPU needs of current games (if you want a smooth 1080p and 60fps) has tripled. Meaning, with the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti, you can play today’s most latest games, at 60fps while consuming only 75 watts of power.
Upgrading to either GPU does not need an external power connector. Simply plug in the card, install the GeForce Experience software, optimize game settings, and you’re all set.
GeForce is the most popular brand on Steam, the most popular GPU in iCafes, and is trusted by pro gamers
In addition to high-performance gaming hardware, NVIDIA also created very powerful software. More than 300 specialized graphics engineers work closely with game developers to integrate the latest game technology into their titles.
GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti: available Everywhere from Everyone
GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti custom boards will be available from NVIDIA GeForce Partners, including ASUS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, iGame, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. NVIDIA GeForce partners represent a global network that will deliver GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti to gamers in 238 countries and territories. GTX 1050 Ti will be available on October 25, while the GTX 1050 will be available on or before November 8.
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